Dwight Howard’s Comments on Deron Williams a Sign of D12’s Maturity

November 20th, 2012 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
It seems a crazy thought to use the word "maturity" in the same sentence as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. This is the same guy who spent the better part of the past year demanding a trade, undemanding one, proclaiming his loyalty to the Orlando Magic, then demanding a trade again.

Apparently, Deron Williams is upset that Howard didn't demand a trade to the right team. Williams is mad that Howard didn't use his leverage more to swing a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, rather than the Lakers.

Howard could have waived his contract with the Magic this season, giving him the right to become a free agent and go wherever he pleased, potentially forcing a sign-and-trade to Brooklyn. Instead, he opted in. From there, things got nasty in Orlando, and the Nets were unable to put together a desirable package for Howard while the Lakers were.

There hasn't been anything coming from Williams as far as the public and media are concerned, but there has to be some sort of rift between the two players for Howard to come out and address it publicly. 

Before L.A.'s game against Brooklyn Tuesday night, Howard came out and addressed the purporte ...

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